The Woman That I Am Becoming

Words have power and so I declare that what is written in Proverbs 31 (Message translation) is the woman that I am becoming.

“A good woman is hard to find, and worth far more than diamonds. Her husband trusts her without reserve, and never has reason to regret it.Never spiteful, she treats him generously all her life long.

She shops around for the best yarns and cottons, and enjoys knitting and sewing. She’s like a trading ship that sails to faraway places and brings back exotic surprises. She’s up before dawn, preparing breakfast for her family and organizing her day. She looks over a field and buys it, then, with money she’s put aside, plants a garden.

First thing in the morning, she dresses for work, rolls up her sleeves, eager to get started. She senses the worth of her work, is in no hurry to call it quits for the day. She’s skilled in the crafts of home and hearth, diligent in homemaking. She’s quick to assist anyone in need, reaches out to help the poor.

Her husband is greatly respected when he deliberates with the city fathers. Her clothes are well-made and elegant, and she always faces tomorrow with a smile. When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say, and she always says it kindly. She keeps an eye on everyone in her household, and keeps them all busy and productive. Her children respect and bless her; her husband joins in with words of praise: “Many women have done wonderful things, but you’ve outclassed them all!”

Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades.The woman to be admired and praised is the woman who lives in the Fear-of-God.”

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9 thoughts on “The Woman That I Am Becoming

  1. lurvie james says:

    this is your time maam joana… thanks for being a good mother to all of us.. indeed we are so blessed to have you as our teacher, as our mentor, as our mother, as our critique, as a friend and as a Christian who leads us to be a salt and the light.. Continue to be a blessing.. i know that many were blessed about the message that you delivered from God Almighty… continue to be his servant… and i hope that someday.. the whole Generals would hear you speak because i know that there is power in your words because everything that you say comes from God’s guidance. thank you for being a good model

  2. Lurvie James, thank you the affirmation. You, too, are blessed to be a blessing!

  3. ormanganda says:

    pwedeng ma-inspire? i so love this post! keep them coming!!!

  4. nice A says:

    I really love that this great woman I admire starts blogging seriously. I hope you can join Marriage Monday, a once a month meme for thinking Christian women around the globe where you can share such perspectives you’ve written in this post. You can see the link in my blog.

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